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Mark Atwood
Today is a holiday...
Happy Imperialist Conquest of the Peace-Loving Gaia-Worshiping Indiginous Peoples Day!

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dossy From: dossy Date: October 8th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The legacy of the terrorism that happens in this country is alive and well!

If you let foreigners come to America and decimate its rich culture, the TERRORISTS HAVE WON.

Oh. Wait.
jatg From: jatg Date: October 8th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
No...the point is the winners get to write the history book...and who is worthy of survival? Those that SURVIVE.

Every civilization rises because they want to survive and falls because the other guys wanted it worse.

I refuse to feel bad about something that took place over 500 years ago. If it wasn't Columbus, it would've been somebody else.
dossy From: dossy Date: October 9th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're not serious, right?

How is one genocide different than another? i.e., Native Americans through colonization vs. Jews through the Holocaust?

(Did I just partially invoke Godwin's Law?)
From: technoshaman Date: October 8th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for reminding me; I have a rant to post.
airlinepilot From: airlinepilot Date: October 9th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Not that I disagree with the sentiment, but do we really know they were "Peace-Loving"?
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: October 9th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
We know for a fact that they were not.

The reason why the Native Americans had not super populated North America prior to the Spanish Contact (and the resulting accidental smallpox epidemic) was because they kept each other's numbers down by warfare, and by farming and forestry practices that makes Weyhauser-class clearcutting seem like sustainable husbandry.

The only reason they didn't denude the landscape is because they starved themselves and murdered each other slightly faster than they killed the trees and hunted the animals.
rhonan From: rhonan Date: October 9th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
No you fool, it's Happy The Vikings Got Here First, but Spain Has Better PR day.
rhonan From: rhonan Date: October 9th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Then again, everyone knows that Saint Brendan beat the Lief Erikson.
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